A milestone achieved!

Jan 6th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest, Media Watch, Pakistan

‘My Bit for Change’ has achieved a big milestone in the form of Best Activist Award at Pakistan Blog Awards 2011. With the highest number of votes on the nomination, MBFC topped the category.

With nearly 22,000 facebook fans in a short span of 10 months, MBFC is expanding every day with a new spirit. Every little bit towards change is helpful. But what do we call ‘change’? To us, change needs to start from within, of course without ignoring the responsibility of changing the environment.  Both need to be worked upon, in parallel. In a world where social media is playing its role of breaking and leaking facts, spreading news about injustices and oppression, (hidden by the corporate media) and overthrowing brutal dictators, every one of us has a responsibility.  As we say ‘We are not responsible to change the whole world, but we’ll surely be questioned about our bit if it could help and our silence where a word mattered most.’’

MBFC introduced ‘different blogging’ based on morals, values and mental decolonization, hard to find on conventional media. Unless we stand on our feet and represent and take pride in our identity, the world will always look down upon us. We’ve shared news of the oppressed from Palestine and Kashmir, pictures as they happen whether it’s Pakistan, Gaza or Wall Street, injustices and double standards of neo colonial forces, Islamophobia, casualties of innocent people due to home grown terrorism or this ‘War of terror’, quotes of the learned, revolutionary poetry of Faiz Ahmad Faiz, Habib Jalib, and Manzar Bhopali (from India), liberating and enlightening verses of Allama Muhammad Iqbal, Hadith and the Quranic Verses. We have posted content to bring different faiths and ethnic groups together as we strongly believe in spreading love because life is too short to hate anyone and besides, hatred and parting only weakens us and serves enemies’ interests. Also, we strive to stitch the moral fabric of the society ripped apart by conventional media.

MBFC which was founded by a few enthusiastic volunteers has transformed into a blogging forum with its ‘writers family’ growing incredibly because all of us want to ‘speak and get it out of the system’ for the better.

‘In the times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act’’ ~ George Orwell

We owe a word of thanks to Pakistan Blog Awards for providing all the bloggers a platform helping them to get encouragement and recognition. We also owe a word of thanks to those 22,000 fans who add their bits every day and the people who voted for us and cherished our victory.

But most of all, we are extremely grateful to Almighty Allah and pray that he accepts every little effort to bring about positive change in the society. We are more humbled by this achievement and are fully aware that the responsibility has only increased. But ‘together we can do it’. You are the real force behind our success and it’s just the beginning of the path towards the goal. Keep bringing your bits, write when it hurts and raise your voice.  It matters!

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round heads in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them. But the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Jack Kerouac

Dr. Aisha Aijaz

About the author

Dr. Aisha Aijaz is a medical doctor, MA History from QMUL UK - a traveller, photographer and a dreamer who longs for a kind and tolerant world. She loves Urdu poetry and chai.

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  1. congratulation! big hand for you! Masha’Allah you have proved your sincerity. Golden star for performance.!!!

  2. Amazing! Qualitative web blogs. great crowd. Civil discussion. keep up the good work.

  3. AoA

    Congrats sister..May ALLAH bless you always..excellent blog

  4. Great work
    May Allah accept your efforts and help us in bringing a positive change

  5. May Allah swt accept our bits offered and make them a worthwhile! Many congrats to the whole team and for wonderful supporters and fans all over the world.

  6. Great Work! Keep it up and best of luck

  7. Dam mast Qalander…jiye AA..vote dau, AA ko PM banao…:D

  8. well done MBFC…. keep flourishing…..!

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